Down woman Kerry Beacom found husband on Take Me Out
A Co Down woman is honeymooning in the Carribbean after meeting her new husband through TV dating show Take Me Out - even though the programme didn't pair them up.
Kerry Beacom appeared on the matchmaking show four years ago as one of host Paddy McGuinness's 'flirty 30' ladies looking for love.
The show introduces one single man to a bevvy of beauties who can choose to stay in the game to win a date, or turn off their lights if they don't fancy what's on offer.
The Saintfield woman hit it off with future husband Greig Senior after playing 'no likey, no lighty' in the last episode of series three.
Greig had appeared two shows earlier and sailed off into the sunset with another contestant.However, that date didn't work out, and Greig and Kerry - who also didn't have any luck on her show - both resigned themselves to finding love away from the bright lights of the TV studio.
However, romance blossomed between them at a party to mark the end of the show's run.
Kerry said: "We met in the kitchen and I just thought he was gorgeous and for me. It was really love at first sight."
At first they were forced to conduct their relationship long distance, as Kerry was studying to be a vet in Dublin and Greig was working in London. Eventually, however, they moved in together and Greig popped the question during a Christmas holiday in 2013.
Describing her hunky husband as "the most thoughtful, loving, caring man anyone could wish for", Kerry shared a snap on social media taken moments after they were introduced.
Posting on Twitter, she wrote: "Who'd have thought three years on we'd be weeks away from our wedding? Take Me Out has a lot to answer for!"
They tied the knot at the Clandeboye Lodge Hotel in north Down in front of family, friends and their three boxer dogs. The dog-lovers even had their pets act as ring-bearers for the ceremony.
"I never in a million years thought I'd find my husband by going on Take Me Out, but it was like a modern-day fairy-tale," Kerry said. "We just clicked at the after-show party and we're been together ever since. It was lucky our love matches on TV didn't work out."